Notebook: Aug. 12, 1996

WINNERS & LOSERS

WHEN THE GRIDLOCK BROKE

[WINNERS]

BILL CLINTON Keeps promise of "ending welfare as we know it." But will it now be worse than we knew it?

SENATORS KASSEBAUM & KENNEDY Their portable-health-insurance bill, once stalled by the industry, wins final passage

MINIMUM WAGE After much wrangling, the 90[cent]-per-hour increase will at last become law

[& LOSERS]

SENATOR DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN Thirty years of erudition on poverty shoved aside in what he calls "welfare repeal"

LEGAL IMMIGRANTS Welfare bill will prohibit their receiving federal assistance until they become U.S. citizens

CAMPAIGN-FINANCE REFORM Bipartisan commission comes up empty, and House...

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